This Day in History for 30th June (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 250

1941 - Pro-Nazi group declares Ukraine independence
1941 - World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
1942 - 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 - Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine
1942 - US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
1942 - US bombs Celebes & Timor
1943 - Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)
1944 - Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
1944 - French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
1944 - Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
1944 - World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1945 - 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins
1948 - Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1948 - Last British troops leave Israel
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1948 - Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
1949 - Dutch troops evacuate Djakarta
1950 - US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops
1951 - "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1951 - NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
1952 - "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 - Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1953 - 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured
1954 - Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1954 - Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1955 - "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV
1956 - "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
1956 - "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1956 - Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 - United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1958 - "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 - Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1959 - During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1960 - US stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 - Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
1961 - Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 - Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 - 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 - French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
1962 - Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 - Rwanda & Burundi become independent
1963 - Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1963 - Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
1963 - International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies
1964 - Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 - Last UN troops leave Congo
1965 - NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1966 - Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 - Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 - Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
1966 - Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 - Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1967 - Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut
1967 - Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 - Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1968 - East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 - Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 - Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 - Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1969 - In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence
1970 - Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 - Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
1971 - Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1972 - One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 - Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1972 - Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)
1973 - "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 - Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 - Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1974 - 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 - Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
1974 - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1975 - Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
1975 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 - University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1976 - John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1977 - Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 - Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 - US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
1977 - Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
1978 - Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs
1978 - Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1979 - "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
1979 - Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury
1980 - West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
1981 - China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
1981 - Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
1982 - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs
1982 - Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 - Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 - NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
1984 - Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 - Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 - Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau 1984 - Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years
1985 - "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
1985 - 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 223

1933 - Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
1933 - Lea Massari, Italian actress
1934 - Harry Blackstone Jr, magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
1936 - Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
1936 - Nancy Dussault, Pensacola Fla, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort)
1936 - Pauls Dambis, composer
1936 - Tony Musante, Bridgeport Ct, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), (d. 2013)
1938 - Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
1938 - Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
1938 - William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-64)
1938 - Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)
1939 - Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
1940 - Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
1941 - John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
1941 - Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
1941 - Micki Grant, composer
1941 - Mike Leander Farr, record producer
1941 - Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
1942 - Robert Ballard, explorer/geologist/author/discoverer (Titanic in 1985)
1943 - Florence Ballard, Detroit Mich, rocker (Supremes)
1944 - Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)
1944 - Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1944 - Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
1946 - Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1947 - Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
1947 - Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
1949 - Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
1949 - Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
1949 - Eric Goetz, NYC, US shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995)
1950 - Donna Jean Willmott, Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1950 - Pablo Castillo, jockey
1951 - Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
1951 - Stanley Clarke, Phila, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)
1951 - Stephen S Oswald, Seattle Washington, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67)
1952 - Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
1952 - David Garrison, Broadway and television actor
1953 - Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, rocker (Dire Straits)
1954 - Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)
1954 - Ken Olin, Chicago, actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street)
1954 - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
1955 - Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
1956 - Adrian Wright, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human League-Only Human)
1956 - David Alan Grier, comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang)
1956 - Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
1957 - Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
1957 - Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
1958 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1959 - Gina Goldberg, playmate (May, 1981)
1959 - Michel Dion, Quebec City Canada, Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96)
1959 - Stephanie Farwig, Milwaukee WI, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd)
1959 - Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
1960 - Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1960 - Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
1961 - Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
1962 - Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
1962 - Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
1962 - Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
1963 - Rupert Graves, actor (Damage, Handful of Dust, Maurice)
1963 - Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist
1965 - Mitch Richmond, Fort Lauderdale Fl, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Oly-g-88, 96)
1965 - Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1965 - Gary Pallister, English footballer
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson (1966) 1966 - "Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)
1966 - Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor
1967 - Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
1967 - Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
1967 - Tina Bockrath, Dayton Oh, playmate (May, 1990)/actress
1968 - Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
1968 - Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1968 - Philip Anselmo, American musician
1969 - Jim Montgomery, Montreal, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1969 - Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1969 - Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 yachter (Oly-4th-96)
1969 - Sanath Jayasuriya, cricketer (Sri Lankan open bat MVP-1996 World Cup)
1970 - Brian Bloom, actor (As the World Turns)
1970 - Mark Grudzielanek, Milwaukee Wisc, infielder (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Ann Marsh, Royal Oak Mich, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1971 - Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
1971 - Anette Michel, Mexican actress
1971 - Monica Potter, American actress
1972 - Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 - Ellen Coleen Pasturzak, Portsmouth Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1996)
1972 - Garret Anderson, Los angeles CA, outfielder (California Angels)
1972 - Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1972 - Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
1972 - James Martin, English celebrity chef
1973 - Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1973 - Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)
1974 - Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
1974 - Melanie Lambert American ice skater
1974 - Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
1975 - Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
Formula 1 Racing Driver Ralf SchumacherFormula 1 Racing Driver Ralf Schumacher (1975) 1975 - Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)
1976 - Brian Rocheleleau, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-olympics-96)
1977 - Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)
1978 - Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave
1978 - Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
1979 - Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
1979 - Rick Gonzalez, Hispanic-American actor

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 107 of 107

2005 - Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
2006 - Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
2007 - Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
2009 - Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
2010 - Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
2011 - Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
2012 - Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96

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